Is it bad that...


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01-08-2007, 05:15 AM
Our band takes months to write songs?

01-08-2007, 05:34 AM
Depends if the songs are good, if its crap then its not worth it but i song i heard on your myspace was pretty good:)

01-08-2007, 05:34 AM
if it's making good songs, then who cares. **** people who say it takes too long.

01-08-2007, 05:42 AM
Well, that sounds like a long time to write a song, yes...

01-08-2007, 05:46 AM
Well, that sounds like a long time to write a song, yes...

**** you! :D

01-08-2007, 01:04 PM
If you're writing metal/prog epics that sound awesome then I don't think you're taking too much time

If you're writing simple 3-chord esque songs then you are

01-08-2007, 06:30 PM
As long as the song sounds fine, then no it's fine.

01-08-2007, 06:50 PM
I don't care if you have a 3 chord power pop song or a Prog rock song with 100-piece orchestra accompaniment, take as much time as you need to. The important thing is that you have the best song possible. Also don't forget you can write a song in a month.. perform it for awhile, and rewrite it if you need to. I've shelved songs for months at a time and came back to it when the time was right. Remember that 90 percent of GOOD songwriting is rewriting. I also remember reading a story about someone who in the 70's, had a number 1 hit song on the charts that he hated. The reason being, he was being rushed to finish it and he claimed that if he had worked one section out more.. it would have been 10x better. At that point, we are getting into artistic needs but it's something to keep in mind.

Now if you are taking a month to write a BAD song, then you need to change your process a little bit. Maybe do some exercises, change your writing location, or bring it outside co-writers. I don't know why some bands are so against bringing in outside writers. Maybe they are embarrased.

01-08-2007, 10:11 PM
Dutch Apples wins.

01-09-2007, 03:08 AM
thats not bad at all. its not like youre expected to write something epic in a couple of days.

01-09-2007, 11:42 AM
**** you! :D
If the songs are good, it's worth it.

01-09-2007, 04:24 PM
Its been alot but, If the songs are god then no its fine, Take as much time as you need. as long as your happy with the product, why complain ?

01-09-2007, 05:12 PM
well we have now got 3 (don't be fooled by the myspace, we needs a chance to record the others) and have been writng since last August, am i the only one who thinks that is too slow?

01-09-2007, 11:44 PM
just think about this, a band usually comes out with a new album about every 2 years

01-10-2007, 09:24 AM
just think about this, a band usually comes out with a new album about every 2 years
Yeah but they do big tours and stuff

(Of course they probably write stuff on the road :p: )

monkey of doom
01-11-2007, 05:58 AM
Nope, just go at your own rate. Each person is different, don't judge yourself on others.

01-11-2007, 04:09 PM
thanks to all that gave us advice

01-11-2007, 04:50 PM
No, not at all. I write songs but we never take time to write music for them.